Oct 24, 2012 5:30pm EDT
. president obama and mitt romney are hitting as many tossup states as possible today. we go live to washington. it's getting easy to predict where the events will hold events. these tossup states are where they're hanging out. >> reporter: there's only a handful of swing states. that's where youl find president obama and mitt romney from now until election day. >> we're starting here in ohio -- >> reporter: as time runs out and money runs thin both campaigns are picking and choosing their states wisely. it labels eight states as tossups. that includes iowa, stop number one for the president today. >> if you said you won't give a big tax cut to the wasn't thy but you're caught on video promising it would include the top 1%, then you might have rom knee sha. >> reporter: obama made his way west to colorado, another state up for grabs. later tonight he heads to nevada where romney held his first campaign event of the day. >> he's out of ideas and out of excuses. in november you're going to put him out of office. >> reporter: after nevada romney will end his day where the president bega
Oct 25, 2012 5:30pm EDT
and i'm going to bring it to this country. >> reporter: the latest poll shows president obama leads mitt romney 49% to 44%. that falls within the margin of error, so the state is up for grabs. >> what about the president. he's taking a different type of strategy. what was the approach today? >> reporter: he's in the middle of this whirlwind trip. this is a two-day trip. it was all about florida, virginia and ohio. the president did sound a bit hoarse from all these campaign events but he still went after romney and called out his economic vision. >> a plan to -- >> we're going to move on to another election store result an influential republican is giving his support to poafnlt former secretary of state colin powell announced his endorsement for obama. this isn't the first time powell supported the president. he also supported him in 2008. >>> all right, if you don't have a smart meter in your home, you will have one soon. bge is installing them but they are not without controversy. john matarese shows how some are playing hard ball with people who don't want one. >> reporter: smart
Oct 22, 2012 5:30pm EDT
been tougher on iran. romney had criticized president obama. >> will pre vent them from acquiring nuclear capability. >> reporter: with foreign policy on the forefront a timely attack ad from the obama campaign. >> a decade of war that cost us dearly. now for president a clear choice, president obama ended the iraq war. mitt romney would have left 30,000 troops there. >> reporter: really, that's the tip of the iceberg. we're expecting to hear quite a bit about china. another thing to keep a close eye on tonight because this is the last debate, you can expect both candidates will try to shift the focus back to domestic poll shy issues, things important to voters, like the economy. >> this race has really tightened up. take us through the numbers. what are we seeing as far as the polls are concerned? >> reporter: this is a very close race both nationally and in key battleground states. this is a cnn poll and shows the candidates are tied nationally at 47% f you move on to the key battleground states, it seems president obama has a slight edge and finally here in the key battleground
Oct 23, 2012 5:30pm EDT
been wrong and reckless. last night he was all over the map. >> reporter: president obama went on the attack occasionally resulting to sarcasm. >> i'm glad you recognize the al qaeda is threat. a few months ago when asked what the biggest geopolitical threat, you said russia and they're asking for their 19 80's policies back oar mitt romney often agreed with the president but mentioned the economy anytime he got. >> in order to fulfill our role in the world we have to strengthen our economy at home. you can't have 23 million people struggling to get a job. >> reporter: very different from the debate last week in which libya was one of the most heated topics. take a look at who won the debate. this is a cnn/orc poll. if you're keeping track at him, that means in the most general terms most people thought mitt romney won the first round. president obama took the next two debates. the polls show the polls tight are than ever. >> now that the debates are over, what is the final campaign strategy? >> reporter: it means they probably won't be spending a lot of time in maryland because they'